Murphy presents research at NEUDC conference at Cornell University

Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018

David Murphy, University of Evansville assistant professor of economics, presented his research entitled "Chatting at Church: Information Diffusion through Religious Networks" at the highly selective annual North East Universities Development Consortium conference, this year held at Cornell University on October 27-28. 

he research shows a causal relationship between mutual religious association and the formation of social ties, which increases the probability of sharing information with and trusting a peer. Data for this research were collected in villages of Kenya in 2016 as part of Murphy's dissertation research.

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